Steve Bilbe
Steve Bilbe

These are the things I care about nationally…

  • that the Government’s post-COVID recovery plan does not discriminate against the poor in the same way that it’s response to the last global financial crisis did resulting in ten unnecessary years of austerity.
  • a properly funded Health Service and social care for the sick and elderly;
  • properly funded nurseries and schools;
  • well paid and secure employment;
  • properly funded Fire and Police services;

and locally I will strive to ensure that…

  • that Havant Borough Council works tirelessly to ensure that all members of our society are given all the support they need to help them recover from the COVID crisis.
  • all new housing developments include sufficient affordable and social housing. Havant residents (including older people, the
    young and the homeless) should be able to afford to buy houses here.
  • all new housing developments include the best possible infrastructure including making sure that a relief road is built  between the new houses on Bartons Road and the A27. New housing developments must benefit both existing and new residents;
  • green issues become a greater priority in Havant including- the recycling of plastic; reducing our carbon emissions and  greater inclusion of solar panels in new buildings.

I believe in the power of government to help improve the lives of all of Havant’s residents. 

I am currently a Deputy Head Teacher and live in Emsworth with my wife and children. I am committed to making sure that it continues to be the fantastic place that it is to live in and I am worried that if we continue to live in a society dominated by a Conservative government and a Conservative controlled Borough Council this will not be the case. As a lifelong supporter of the 
Labour Party, I passionately believe in the power of government to help improve the lives of all people – globally, nationally and locally – regardless of their age, background, class, colour, gender, religion or wealth.

I have a track record of campaigning for Emsworth residents and if I am fortunate enough to be elected as your local councillor I will work tirelessly on your behalf and to represent your views on Havant Borough Council.

Did you know that 35 out of Havant Borough Council’s 38 current councillors were elected as representatives of either the Conservative Party or UKIP? It is vital that we start to redress this imbalance to ensure that Havant Borough Council becomes more representative of the views of all of the people in our community so that decisions which affect us all are debated  democratically and are subjected to effective scrutiny. At present, policies are being implemented by a Conservative dominated council committed to spending as little as possible on local services backed up by a Government that has made it clear that its priority will be to secure the continued support of its new supporters in the north of England. Furthermore, we have a local MP who votes against the proper funding of public services and does so on your behalf but without any effective challenge to him at all.

Electing me as your Labour Councillor will enable me to challenge both Havant Borough Council and Alan Mak in a way that your current Councillors are not able to do and to make a start in creating a better future for us all.

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